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The Widow - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Widow
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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DJButters on 05-27-2012)
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Reviews by BreweryRun:
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BreweryRun

California

4.16/5  rDev +12.7%

Color is dark purple, smells like dark fruits with hints of burnt/roasted malts. A small head. Great Belgian ester flavor profile balanced beautifully with the dark malts. Despite being over 9% there is absolutely no alcohol flavor. Delicious. Overall seems like a great exemplification of the style.

02-23-2013 05:03:04 | More by BreweryRun
More User Reviews:
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ehammond1


3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

On Tap

K 'n B Wine Cellars
San Diego, CA

Dark brown with some dark ruby and purple edges with a thick, moderately sized light khaki colored head that leaves streaks of lace down the glass.

The aroma is a combination of dark fruits, dark bread, a bit of molasses or brown sugar, and and earthy character as well.

The flavor too is quite nice with dark fruits and bready malts combining nicely and hiding the alcohol well. Straightforward and drinkable.

The only downside to this beer, to nitpick, is it's mouthfeel. The carbonation seems a bit too high and is sort of prickly in the mouth.

Very nice; these guys are making exceptional beer right from the jump!

07-15-2012 20:59:41 | More by ehammond1
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-08-2013 20:02:57 | More by ste5venla
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Jgrody

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-07-2014 05:16:07 | More by Jgrody
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

On tap at the Blind Lady in San Diego. Poured in a tulip glass. Small head that quickly dissipated. Dark brown color with decent lacing. Smells nutty, roasty. Pretty strong. Getting a strong taste of nuts and spice. Pleasant. Mouthfeel is thin for a beer of this type and color. Deceiving because you don't taste the strong alcohol. I enjoyed this beer but would be careful about having more than one.

06-09-2012 00:23:22 | More by Loveyourbeer
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-17-2014 16:12:30 | More by Sammy
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mhenson42

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-15-2014 20:46:17 | More by mhenson42
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DJButters

California

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

This beer is as close to going to belgium and having a westy as possible. Very smooth and dangerous at 9.1 abv. Roasted coffee notes and a fine finish. Mouthfeel is silky and low carb. Perfection. This beer is a must try and I hope it will be around as a staple societe beer. Will need to try again soon.

05-27-2012 16:41:30 | More by DJButters
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I_heart_beer

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-01-2013 04:21:38 | More by I_heart_beer
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-29-2013 22:37:16 | More by JamLand
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StarRaptor

California

4.5/5  rDev +22%

05-14-2013 16:23:13 | More by StarRaptor
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rowbow

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-10-2014 17:13:33 | More by rowbow
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-14-2013 06:31:16 | More by tourdot
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-05-2014 01:12:15 | More by spark3148857
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RaulMondesi

California

3.26/5  rDev -11.7%

Last but not least, least but not last... Nah, lets be real: another average sucker at best. A lil bit in the nose, a lil bit on the tongue, ok... but Raul needs more than that!

If you're going to bring your milkshake to the yard, next time make sure that you use whole milk.

Peace!

04-22-2013 08:36:59 | More by RaulMondesi
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-21-2013 21:16:48 | More by largadeer
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robear

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-24-2014 19:47:03 | More by robear
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wolf_switzer

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-21-2014 21:03:55 | More by wolf_switzer
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-01-2014 21:53:29 | More by ystazi
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-23-2013 19:09:12 | More by FeelinSurley
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Nugganooch

California

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

On tap at the brewery – 06/20/2014
Full pour – 2nd Anny glass

A: Dark brownish burgundy color with some softer tones accentuating the borders of the glass. Pretty dense looking with no clearness to it. Topped with a thin and short-lived khaki froth. Fairly clean on the way down with minimal stick noted.

S: Smells of dark malts and plum like dark fruits. Plenty of juicy malt goodness here with some date sugars presently sweet. I get a very light dusting of Belgian yeast characterized by some banana and cardamom spices. Fairly nice and inviting.

T: Loads of dark fruity malts and dark sugars give notes of dried fig and prune followed by some understated yeasty notes. There is a hint of banana peel with a touch of clove and cardamom type spices there and it becomes almost vinous at times. I get some mild coffee roast hidden underneath with a low amount of actual bitterness to the beer. Finishes out with some earthy minerals and a warming alcohol spice. Well balanced and disguised that it be. Not too shabby for this Abby.

M: Thick and full bodied with a seemingly lower amount of carbonation. Light syrupy feel yet still maintains a decent froth on the tongue with a soft drying note at the finish. Warming with alcohol upon exhalation.

D: This Widow is sweet not bitter yet somewhat dark and mysterious. Not a bad take on the style but a pretty far reach from the greats. Societe always has great balance in their beers which holds true here but probably not one I would go for often.

07-25-2014 19:22:05 | More by Nugganooch
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-07-2014 23:02:12 | More by Kurmaraja
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jeff1973

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-26-2013 06:37:12 | More by jeff1973
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Keananmichael5

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-26-2014 20:37:28 | More by Keananmichael5
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jdhowe

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-21-2013 09:07:26 | More by jdhowe
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The Widow from Societe Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.